USC Aiken Retention & Graduation Rates

Pursuant to the federal Student Right-to-Know Act, the six-year completion or graduation rate for freshmen who entered the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2013 on a full-time basis was 37.6%. The six-year graduation rate of full-time students averaged over four years was 40.3%. The four-year average transfer out rate of full-time students was 33.3%. The one year retention rate for the Fall 2018 full-time freshman cohort was 64.5%.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (Sec. 488(a)(3)) requires that the completion or graduation rates of the institution must be disaggregated by

  • gender;
  • major racial and ethnic subgroups;
  • recipients of a Federal Pell Grant;
  • recipients of a subsidized Direct Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant; and
  • students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan.

The following reports are broken out by gender and ethnicity (new race/ethnicity definitions for IPEDS begin with 2010 cohort):

The following report shows the six-year graduation rates for First-Time, Full-time degree seeking students who (1) received a Federal Pell Grant; (2) received a subsidized Stafford Loan, but did not receive a Pell Grant; and (3) neither received a Pell Grant nor a subsidized Stafford Loan:

In compliance with the GI Bill Consumer Awareness Act of 2012, the following report shows the retention and six-year graduation rates for degree-seeking students disaggregated by military affiliate and non-affiliate status. Military affiliates include veterans, active military, and dependent spouses and children.

The University of South Carolina Aiken also disaggregates retention, progression, and graduation rates by the first-generation and non-first-generation status of students entering the institution. A first-generation student is one whose parents did not enroll in postsecondary education.

The following reports show award and enrollment data for First-Time, Full-time entering students; First-Time, Part-time entering students; Non-first Time, Full-time entering students; and Non-first Time, Part-time entering students. The cohorts are further disaggregated into those who received Pell Grants and those who did not receive Pell Grants. The cohorts are also reflective of a full year (July 1st to June 30th). The trend graph represents a pared down view of the data provided in the detailed reports.

Enrollment by Major and Student Class Table

Eight Year Graduation and Enrollment Detail Reports